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Taboo Studio

1615½ W. Lewis Street

San Diego, CA 92103


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Ring by Steven Brixner, sterling, Oregon sunstone



New Jewelry by

Steven BrixnerJane GrooverRandy LongBrigid O'HanrahanChristina Y. Smith

The February Show is a reunion of jewelers Steven Brixner, Joanna Rhoades, Jane Groover, Randy Long, Christina Smith and Brigid O'Hanrahan. They attended graduate school together in the 1970's at San Diego State University, majoring in jewelry design and metalsmithing, studying with world renowned jewelers, Arline Fisch and Helen Shirk.

Jane and Joanna are owner/partners here at Taboo Studio. Steven Brixner has been with the gallery as an independent artist, as well as a designer and fabricator of many of our custom pieces, since we opened over 26 years ago. Randy Long is a professor and the department head of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University. Brigid O'Hanrahan has retired from teaching jewelry after many years at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She is currently living in the Bay Area and showing both here at Taboo, and at Shibumi Gallery in Berkeley. Christina Smith is Professor of Jewelry and 3-D Design, and Program Coordinator in the Crafts/Jewelry/Metalsmithing department at Cal State Fullerton.

Jewelry from Taboo Studio is a memorable, enduring gift. A choice can be made from our evolving inventory of artists, or a custom piece may be designed using your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.

Please join us for a glass of wine, and the opportunity to view extraordinary handmade jewelry by these distinguished artists.

OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, February 13, 2015 6-8 pm
The show runs through March 27, 2015



2014 marks our 26th year showing the most extensive collection of artist designed jewelry in San Diego county.

Brooch by Wendy McAllister

Jane Groover was intervied by Susan Cummins earlier this year regarding the recent show at Taboo Studio: Out of the Blue. Click the link below to read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Taboo Studio: Out of the Blue

Arline Fisch in her studio

Susan Cummins interviewed Arline Fisch on the occasion of her show Hanging Gardens at Mobilia this spring. Read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

Ramon Puig Cuyas -

This past January, Jane Groover visited one of our favorite jewelry artists at Massana School in Barcelona where he is head of the Jewelry Department. She convinced Ramon Puig Cuyàs to send four recent pieces from his Net-work series for exhibition in the gallery. They are currently on display along with our current show, Of Two Minds.

see more of his work

Missy Graff of Art Jewelry Forum recently interviewed Jane Groover about our exhibition, Perspective & Invention. If you are a fan of artist designed jewelry you may want to subscribe to the Art Jewelry Forum RSS feed.

Click the image below to read the insightful interview.

Art Jewelry Forum - logo
Tourmaline and amethyst jewelry

Taboo Studio does custom work for all occasions. Owners Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades can design wedding and engagement rings, Mother's Day and anniversary gifts, or anything new and unique with our gemstones or yours. This photograph includes a one-of-a-kind white and yellow gold pendant with a yellow diamond and a rare 48-carat purple tourmaline. Shown on a white gold cable, it can be purchased for $3,400. Along with the pendant are two large cabochon rings on sterling silver bands with 22k gold bezels. The 22-carat amethyst ring in a size 7 is $863, and the 30-carat purple tourmaline ring, also a size 7, is $2,365. For questions or more information on the custom design process, call 619-692-0099 or email.

18k and Masitsit ring by Steven Brixner Sterling, 22k and moonstone ring by Steven Brixner Sterling and carnelian ring by Steven Brixner 18k and tourmalinated prehnite ring by Steven Brixner

Artist Steven Brixner has been with the gallery since we opened 26 years ago and has developed a following for his stunning rings.


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Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

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